The pandemic highlighted a fundamental contradiction of our economic system today: The caring labor that’s assigned the lowest value, and is often performed by women, is also essential. Feminist economist Professor Suzanne Bergeron says people in power have taken note.
Looking at the federal government’s recent stimulus and relief packages, COB Faculty member Mercedes Miranda relies on economics research, history and her financial expertise to put the debt into perspective and share what the long-term economic effects may be.
Access to post-secondary education has been listed as a government priority. Is this the answer to reducing the country's wealth gap? Economics Professor Patricia Smith shares what the research says.
Assistant Professor Maya Barak shares her “crimmigration” research to give a better understanding of why deviant behavior and immigration are connected in political rhetoric, media messages and the American consciousness — and what the evidence says about this connection.
Looking at this and what academic research says about the economic impact of paying workers more per hour, Economics Professor Bruce Pietrykowski provides insight into the federal minimum wage debate.